Eritrea Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Eritrea unemployment rate for 2020 was 7.44%, a 1.1% increase from 2019.
  • Eritrea unemployment rate for 2019 was 6.34%, a 0.07% decline from 2018.
  • Eritrea unemployment rate for 2018 was 6.41%, a 0.09% decline from 2017.
  • Eritrea unemployment rate for 2017 was 6.50%, a 0.1% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Eritrea Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 7.44% 1.10%
2019 6.34% -0.07%
2018 6.41% -0.09%
2017 6.50% -0.10%
2016 6.60% -0.06%
2015 6.66% -0.05%
2014 6.71% -0.07%
2013 6.78% 0.01%
2012 6.77% 0.01%
2011 6.76% 0.00%
2010 6.76% 0.04%
2009 6.72% 0.28%
2008 6.44% -0.06%
2007 6.50% -0.12%
2006 6.62% -0.14%
2005 6.76% -0.08%
2004 6.84% -0.05%
2003 6.89% 0.00%
2002 6.89% 0.04%
2001 6.85% -0.02%
2000 6.87% -0.03%
1999 6.90% 0.04%
1998 6.86% 0.00%
1997 6.86% -0.01%
1996 6.87% 0.00%
1995 6.87% 0.00%
1994 6.87% 0.04%
1993 6.83% 0.11%
1992 6.72% 0.07%
1991 6.65% 0.07%